Xiaomi launches world's first smartphone with a 64MP camera
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro smartphones in its home country. Interestingly, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the world's first official smartphone to house a 64MP camera. Meanwhile, the key highlights of these phones include waterdrop notched design, full-HD+ display, quad rear cameras, and mid-level internals. Here's our roundup.
Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8: At a glance
Up front, both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8 sport a conventional waterdrop notched design with a thin bottom bezel and offer 91.94% and 90% screen-to-body ratio, respectively. On the rear side, the gradient finished panel on both handsets house quad cameras with LED flash and a physical fingerprint scanner for secure authentication.
What about display?
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch LCD display with full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution, while the standard Note 8 sports a smaller 6.39-inch LCD screen with the same resolution. Further, displays on both the phones are protected by Gorilla Glass 5 coating.
For the shutterbugs
The Redmi Note 8 Pro houses quad rear cameras comprising an all-new 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor, paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP dedicated macro lens, and another 2MP depth sensor for bokeh effect. On the other hand, the standard Note 8 sports a similar setup but with a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Redmi Note 8 Pro: A look at the photography features
The Redmi Note 8 Pro, which is also the world's first official smartphone that houses a 64MP main camera, offers a host of photography features such as pixel-binning technology which helps in low-light photography, 25x zooming capabilities, and can record 4K videos at 30fps.
Under the hood
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by an all-new MediaTek Helio G90T processor and comes with liquid-cooling technology for smooth gaming experience. On the other hand, the standard Note 8 draws power from a Snapdragon 665 chipset. The Pro model offers upto 8GB RAM and upto 128GB storage, while the standard Note 8 comes with upto 6GB RAM and upto 128GB storage.
For the selfie lovers
Meanwhile, up front, the Redmi Note 8 Pro houses a 20MP selfie camera, while the standard Note 8 comes with a 13MP front-facing shooter. The selfie cameras on both handsets offer features such as HDR, scene detection, and can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Battery and connectivity
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is backed by a 4,500mAh battery, while the standard Note 8 packs a smaller 4,000mAh battery. Both the handsets come with 18W fast-charging support. Further, both phones offer all standard sensors and latest connectivity options such as dual-SIMs (Nano), VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Finally, here's a look at the pricing
In China, the Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at CNY 1,399 (approximately Rs. 14,000) for the entry-level 6GB/64GB variant and goes upto CNY 1,799 (approximately Rs. 18,000) for the top-end model with 8GB/128GB configuration. On the other hand, the entry-level 4GB/64GB model of standard Note 8 costs CNY 999 (approximately Rs. 10,000) while its top-end 6GB/128GB variant goes upto CNY 1,399 (approximately Rs. 14,000).